The Super Magic Tool is a transfer tool to connect a Super Magic Drive to the ST and
to transform this
cheap copy-station into a development system. In its final state it should
have been able to support all Megadrive related formats and even convert
However before the program was finished a harddisk crash shut down my
interest into the world of Atari and Megadrive and so the Super Magic Tool
was never really finished.
What is Super Magic Tool?
It's mainly a transfer- and conversion-utility, that can transfer Megadrive games in
SWC- and SMD-format
from the ST to a Super Magic Drive copy station. So, if you have
stored your MD-Games on a Harddisk, you can simply send them to your SMD
via the included cable. All you need to do is to connect the cable to your
SMD and to the STs parallel port. The SMD-unit will automatically run your
files after transferring them, so you can play them without putting them
on a disk.
Can I use Super Magic Tool?
SMDsend is a useful utility for all those, who own a SEGA-Megadrive
with a Super-Magic-Drive-Copy-Station and a computer of the ATARI
How do I install SMD_TOS?
There is no need to install Super Magic Tool all you have to do is copy
it to your Harddisk and doubleclick on SMT.PRG
What do I need further?
You need a centronics cable for the connecting your SMD to the ST, you
can also use the floppy-cable of the floppy which is supplied with any SMD.
If you have no cable you can simple build one by connecting all pins 1:1.
Please note that the specifications of later SMDs or the supplied cables
might have changed, so you better check the cables for a correct pinout.
Refer to your Atari or SMD manual for more information.
Super Magic Tool is freeware, it may not be sold, neither alone or as a part of
a compilation without the written permission of the author. If you bought
this you have been cheated.
Feel free to use Super Magic Tool as often as you want. Any changes made to
either the program or this manual are not allowed to be spread in any way.
If you need any information or the sourcecode just contact me!
Super Magic Tool has been tested for a very long time and it worked very well,
anyway it's always possible that some bugs are still left in the code. The
author is not responsible for any damages caused by the use of this
program or the mentioned hardware.
USING Super Magic Tool IS AT YOUR OWN RISK!
And please, don't use this tool to transfer pirated modules, it is only
allowed to transfer backups of your own originals or of code you've done
on your own.
© 1991 Heinz Rudolf (Cyclone/X-Troll)